Auto completion of words in Kile

  • Matt Kanefsky
    Matt Kanefsky


    My understanding is that one can set up user-defined abbreviations for
    frequently used words in Kile and have them automatically expand (as in MS
    Word, for example). What I would like to be able to do is to type a `w', for
    instance (without the quotation marks), hit space and have Kile write 'with'.
    Again, I have done this for years in Word before making the switch from the
    dark side. I also believe that WinEdt has this capability. Crucially, because
    I type fast, I don't want to have to highlight text or hit some sequence of
    keys to expand the words, as this would somewhat defeat the purpose.

    I can't seem to get this to work in Kile, though. I have gone through the
    documentation and scoured the various help forums on the web, so it seems like
    this should work--- except that it doesn't on my box. I have set the
    dictionary and abbreviation tabs under Settings>Kile>Complete to make
    sure that example.cwl appears. I have also been able to add a few
    abbreviations of my own to this file. None of this has worked in the editor,

    Am I doing something wrong, or is this a bug??? Any input would be
    appreciated. I am using Ubuntu 9.04 and Kile 2.0.81 with KDE 4.2.2.

    Thank you in advance for any help!


  • Bogdan Cristea
    Bogdan Cristea

    When a LaTeX doc is opened, there is an Abbreviations tab where you could add
    user-defined abbreviations. I have found this tool quite useful, however it
    can be annoying if the sequence to be replaced is too common.